The social culture of a diverse group is likely to influence the productivity and outcome of the group in different ways. First, there is the creation of a better performing group. A diverse team performs more efficiently and more swiftly that a group that is not diverse. The social culture of a group also encourages innovation and the members of the group are more likely to come up with creative solutions and strategies (Dowling, 2008). When the challenges of the organization are looked in a single view, there is a limitation of the potential however, from the perspective of a diverse group, different perspectives tend to arise. The culturally diverse groups consider strategies and solutions from a wider perspective as compared to other groups and as a result, the productivity of the group is increased.
Another way in which the social culture of the group is likely to influence workplace outcomes and group productivity is on the decision making structure of the organization. The decision making process in the organization is likely to change. With social culture, the decision making process tends to consider the all the cultures in the organization. A diverse culture in the organization can results in making of decisions that are all inclusive especially when the language being used in the organization considers all the different cultures. The diversity in the decision making process and the social culture available in the organization determines how productive the organization decisions will be.
The outcomes of the workplace are likely to be influenced by social culture as the employees will strive to reach a broader customer base. In the organization, social culture gives the employees from the different cultures a competitive edge as compared to other employees where the organization is not influenced by social culture (Dowling, 2008). The people will be able to market as the organization is diverse enough and as a result, productivity is increased.
The organizational culture is influenced by the diversity and social culture available especially on how certain operations are conducted. The major influence of diversity and social culture is on the language spoken. The culture of an organization involves one specific language that is used in communication but this change as a result of the influence of social culture and diversity. The language spoken has to change as it has to encompass all the different cultures in the organization. This changes the organizational culture itself.
Another influence of social culture and diversity is on how certain operations are conducted. This is specifically on the meetings of the organizations and events that involve all the people in the organization. The organizational culture is influenced in such a way that it has to change to allow all the people to be included in the events and operations of the organization (Dowling, 2008). The organizational culture includes how certain operations should be conducted and the procedures to be followed which is influenced by the available cultures and the social cultures of the people.
The influence of the organizational culture by diversity and social culture is also on the organizational structure. It is in the different organizational cultures that the structure of an organization is drawn. This will change with social culture and diversity in the organization. The structure has to include some representatives of the employees in the organization and as a result, will influence the culture of the organization (Dickson et al., 2012). In addition to the structure of the organization, how the employees conduct themselves also changes. Social culture and diversity has a major influence on organizational culture.
The human resource management in an organization is the most important especially when different cultures are involved (Dowling, 2008). In the team, the human resource manager has been the most effective in ensuring that the different people work in unison. For effective management of people from different cultures, strategic human resource management is important. It is vital to collect and record job-related data such as skills and experience needed for a specific job. The stipulation of considering such characteristics enables an organization to find the right candidate for every position within the organization.
Working teams in organizations comprise of people from different cultures and backgrounds. Every culture has a specific way of looking at work-related attitudes and the work itself. It is, therefore, essential for leaders in organizations to recognize the different cultures in an organization for effective communication. Whether in an office setting or international teams, it is vital to understand what is involved in working with people from different cultures and backgrounds (Henderson, 2005). People tend to have different experiences while working in multicultural teams. The experience depends on the ability of the team member to interact with the others and the aspects of the cultures in the team. Multicultural teams in organizations may be effective only if they align with the goals of the organization.